Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jelly Beans, Mammoths, and Snow, Oh My!

It’s spring break here and as much as I’ve wanted to do fun things with my kids, I just don’t have the money to spend on entertainment. Instead, we’ve gone to the library for movies, we’ve used gift cards to eat out at Sonic, and of course, there have been the family room camp-outs.

But yesterday, we did one of our favorite free things; we took a trip to the Jelly Belly factory in Pleasant Prairie, WI, which is about an hour from Chicago.

The Jelly Belly factory offers a free tour that shows you how Jelly Belly beans, taffy, and other candies are made. Guests ride on little trains around the warehouse while watching interesting videos about the famous beans.

And the best part? Everyone gets a sample bag of Jelly Belly jelly beans and a snazzy little hat to wear while on the tour. (No, there’s no way on earth I’ll share the picture of me in the hat.)



Jenner said...

I am so jealous! What fun!! I love their pear jelly beans best.

Rebecca Bany said...

A Jelly Bean Factory... how neat!

Mother & Wife said...

Next week is our "Spring Break" here in MN.. The kids are looking forward to doing something fun but I too have no extra money to spend on fun outings! I was hoping it was going to be nice and "Spring" like weather so we could be outside but we just received 5 inches of snow the other day. I think taking your kids to the Jelly Belly Factor was a great idea!! Keep up the good work! .. As for me.. I will figure something out! .. Maybe to the YMCA to do a little swimming :)

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LaLa said...

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Mimicutelips said...

You had an extra +1 in your party. Is that a girlfriend?

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